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Membership

The Okanagan section of the Alpine Club of Canada eagerly welcomes anyone seeking an encounter with nature through challenge, camaraderie, learning and fun. Our members enjoy a wide range of activities like rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, nordic skiing, alpine touring, telemark sking and snowshoeing. There are trips, courses, workshops and events offered at our section level and also by our national office. Each of these activities will help you develop your skills and have a good time. We are club of volunteers so as a participant, we welcome your involvement! Join us!

How to Join

To review the membership options visit the national website at:
www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/membership/options.html

An online membership form can be completed at:
admin.alpineclubofcanada.ca/mship/new_start

Or a printable application form can be found here:
www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/membership/forms/Mshipappli.pdf

Mail the completed application form to:

The Alpine Club of Canada
P.O. Box 8040
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
T1W 2T8

Or send by fax to (403) 678-3224

Basic annual membership dues for the Okanagan section are:

Single: $47
Family: $78
Youth: $37 (19 and under)

Membership Benefits

As an ACC member of the Okanagan section, the benefits include:
  • Opportunities to build life-long friendships with like minded individuals
  • Member of the Okanagan Section email distribution list advertising additional trips and events
  • Invitation to join the fun at social events
  • Monthly meetings with excellent and entertaining slide shows
  • Join mountaineering, climbing, ice climbing, hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing trips
  • First dibs on local day and overnight trips, at all skill and energy levels
  • Local 1 or 2 week-long summer/winter camps, generally low-cost and self-supported
  • National trips and camps, in the Rockies, Selkirks, and Purcells and around the World, of moderate cost with cook, guides and equipment provided
  • Day and overnight trips organized by the 16 other sections of the ACC across the country
  • Increased knowledge through training in leadership and technical skills through skill-building workshops and courses at both the Section and National level
  • Liability insurance coverage on all advertised ACC activities
Publications include:
  • "The High Road" newsletter, published several times per year by the Okanagan section with trip reports, great photos and funny anecdotes
  • "The Gazette", 3 issues of the National newsletter per year with articles on mountaineering current events, history, ethics, safety, conservation and more
  • "The Canadian Alpine Journal", the annual record of major mountaineering achievements in Canada and by Canadians (optionally available at a low member price)
Low-cost accommodation:
  • The Alpine Club of Canada also operates the largest system of backcountry huts in North America. There are over two dozen huts owned and/or managed by the ACC that are located throughout the mountains of Alberta and British Columbia as well as one in Ontario. Our backcountry huts were built to serve the hiking and mountaineering community to provide overnight accommodation ranging from easy access to remote mountain locations. These facilities are a wonderful spot for a relaxing weekend or a great staging point for many mountaineering adventures. In addition, our Clubhouse in Canmore has accommodation for 30 people, plus a group cabin with space for 15 more people. The Canadian Alpine Centre in Lake Louise, with couples and family rooms, is very popular. Visit www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/facility/index.html
As an ACC member you have access to:
  • ACC main club huts
  • At huts throughout Europe, as a member of the Union International Des Associations D'Alpinisme (UIAA)
  • At the Alpine Club of Canada's own clubhouse in Canmore, Alberta
  • At the fabulous Canadian Alpine Centre at Lake Louise, Alberta
A voice in access and environment issues:
  • The Okanagan section and the Alpine Club of Canada are committed to preserving alpine environments and to protecting access to those environments and other important climbing areas
Sponsorship of cultural events:
  • Banff Mountain Film and Book Festivals
  • Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
For more details on membership benefits visit ACC National at www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/membership/index.html

Change of Address

Keep your address information current by updating your contact information online through ACC National.

To renew your membership: To update your contact information set up a personal profile at ACC National:

Don't forget to inform the membership coordinator of your new email address to avoid missing trip and event emails.